Save the Cat Strikes Back

Title : Save the Cat Strikes Back
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher : Save the Cat Press
ISBN 13 : 0984157603
Date : 2009

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Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.

Save the Cat

Title : Save the Cat
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930005
Date : 2005-05

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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Title : Save the Cat Goes to the Movies
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930012
Date : 2007-10-01

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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.

Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Title : Save the Cat Goes to the Indies
Author : Salva Rubio
Publisher : Save the Cat!(r) Press
ISBN 13 : 0984157662
Date : 2017-04-04

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In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."

Fluffy Strikes Back

Title : Fluffy Strikes Back
Author : Ashley Spires
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN 13 : 9781771386838
Date : 2016-04-01

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Sergeant Fluffy Vandermereês number-one job is protecting the world from alien domination (aka bugs), and he takes his responsibility very seriously. So when the unthinkable happens and aliens invade headquarters --- bzzzzzz --- Fluffy sets out on a daring solo mission to defeat the intruders, rescue the hostages and --- POW! THWAP! KRUNK! --- save the world! This easy-to-read graphic novel is perfect for emergent readers. Sound effects, secret-agent elements and litter box humor add to the fun. The hilarious premise offers keen insight into the secret lives of cats, and touches on the very real themes of leadership, teamwork and bravery. Holy Hairballs! What a cat! What a leader! What an adventure!

Your Screenplay Sucks

Title : Your Screenplay Sucks
Author : William M Akers
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930180
Date : 2011-11-01

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A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed.

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

Title : How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Author : Viki King
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN 13 : 9780062405401
Date : 2015-03-03

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The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the would-be screenwriter through the writing of a movie. It answers such questions as: How to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet How to tell if your idea is really a movie How to move from what you want to say saying it How to stop getting ready and start Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. It also addresses such issues as: How to pay the rent while paying your dues What to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed How to keep going when you think you can't For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Title : The Complete Book of Scriptwriting
Author : J Michael Straczynski
Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
ISBN 13 : 1582971587
Date : 2002-07-01

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An experienced scriptwriter and producer explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, animated features, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium. Original.

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Title : Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Author : Thomas Lennon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9781439186770
Date : 2011-07-05

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This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter” (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office—and now they show you how to do it yourself! This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well…maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English—then you too can start turning your words into stacks of money! This is the only screenwriting book you will ever need (because all other ones pretty much suck). In these pages, Garant and Lennon provide the kind of priceless tips you won’t find anywhere else, including: -The art of pitching -Getting your foot in the door -Taking notes from movie stars -How to get fired and rehired -How to get credit and royalties! And most important: what to buy with the huge piles of money you’re going to make! Writing Movies for Fun and Profit will take you through the highs and lows of life as a professional screenwriter. From the highs of hugging Gisele Bündchen and getting kung fu punched by Jackie Chan to the soul-crushing lows of Herbie: Fully Loaded. Read this book and you’ll have everything you need to make your first billion the old-fashioned way—by “selling out” in show business! A portion of the authors’ proceeds from this book are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving active duty military members and their families in the greater Washington, DC, region.

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story

Title : My Story Can Beat Up Your Story
Author : Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 1932907939
Date : 2011

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More than 20 years ago, Jeffrey Alan Schechter arrived in Hollywood with the dream of making it as a screenwriter. His dedication — not just to writing, but to learning what makes a good story — paid off and Jeff became a million-dollar screenwriter, story doctor, and rewrite artist. My Story Can Beat Up Your Story is the same powerful, easy-to-learn system that industry insiders have used to generate millions of dollars in script sales and assignments. In a clear, step-by-step fashion, this book is a fun, eye-opening, brain-expanding, and often irreverent guide to writing stories that sell. Covering everything from Heroes to Villains, from Theme to Plot Points, from cooking up good ideas to a business plan for smart writers, this book forever eliminates that horrible feeling every writer goes through — staring at the blank page and wondering "what comes next?"